1953-01-01

Effect of Aerodynamic Heating on Fuel Systems 530236

THE increasing importance of aerodynamic heating at elevated Mach number in relation to aircraft system design is illustrated in this paper, which is a study of the effects of aerodynamic heating on aircraft fuel systems. The fundamental physical behavior of fuel at elevated temperatures and relative effects on fuel system components are discussed. Differentiation is made between steady-state and transient aerodynamic heating of the fuel.
A broad correlation is established between airplane performance and transient heating, and the general severity of the problem is established as a function of Mach number and fuel system parameters.

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